My life seasons can be separated into groups of eight. Roughly. For eight years I taught in public elementary schools. The following eight years I directed children’s music at our church. The eight years after that, I had a home-based scrap-booking/stamping business.
Looking back, I can see how all of the opportunities were God-led and blessed. Each taught me different aspects of life and they built upon each other to prepare me for the next step. It’s so cool how God does that!
For instance, I taught for 8 years. During that time I also performed in numerous church and civic cantatas, plays, and musicals. I directed 3 full adult musicals and choreographed Oklahoma! too. So when I took on the children’s music at a church, I could easily see how God had woven those threads together to prepare me for the task that lay ahead.
The scrap-booking business gave me a glimpse into marketing. I got my feet wet with blogging and built up several websites, personal and charitable, during that time. I’m no expert, but being able to do a little html here and there, as well as learning social media as it began to grow has helped me with my new writing career.
And now I’m again leading a children’s choir – and full of enthusiastic delight about the whole thing. I know God placed me right here, at just this time, because He needed me here, though the move itself was a tooth to be pulled. He knew that our new home church was exactly what (and when) we needed! How lovely to be used by Him and to be able to see my part in His plan!
So I’m starting a new season this weekend. I’m excited at what He will do next. I’m also in the midst of my new career in writing and get to meet other writers and publishing professionals next week! So excited about that! This season of Harvest has challenges, though.
A harvest demands hard work for the all of the opportunities offered. Tweet this!
It requires strategy of time-management and energy saving and usage. And it begs a thankful heart when the blessings are realized.
Your turn: Are you in a harvest season, full of opportunities, decisions, and hard work? Can you look back and see how God has led you to this place?